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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2018
Contacts:
Ted Talbot, Maine DOT, ted.w.talbot@maine.gov, 207-215-9297
Bill Boynton, New Hampshire DOT, william.boynton@dot.nh.gov, 603-271-6495
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Community Celebration on June 8th
Public Invited to Walk the Bridge with No Traffic

The Maine Department of Transportation and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation will be hosting a Bridge Walk Celebration on Friday, June 8th from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will be closed to traffic and the community is invited to enjoy a morning on the bridge, meet dignitaries, take souvenir photos and learn about the project's importance. The celebration will include representatives from both the Maine and New Hampshire DOTs, as well as state and national dignitaries.

A group made up of representatives from the Kittery and Portsmouth communities, the local Chambers of Commerce as well the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the Port of Portsmouth are helping to plan the celebration. More details will be provided on the MaineDOT website and the dedicated Sarah Mildred Long Facebook page as the plans unfold.

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spans the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The design process for the new bridge began in 2013 with construction starting in winter 2015. The bridge opened to traffic on March 30th of this year.

"We look forward to the surrounding communities experiencing the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge with this special event," said MaineDOT Chief Engineer Joyce Taylor. "This is a great opportunity for local residents to experience this bridge which will be utilized for generations to come."

As plans unfold, details will be posted at: www.mainedot.gov, www.facebook.com/SarahMildredLongBridge or www.twitter.com/SMLongBridge.






New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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